GUIDE LINE OF GRIDCO REGARDING POWER SUPPLY Application for Supply. Explanation Estimate Agreement. Licensee's Obligation to Supply Deemed Termination of Agreement Record of Disconnection and Reconnection. Security Deposit Service Line Point of Supply Wiring on Consumer's Premises AVAILABILITY OF POWER. Application for Supply. 1. Application for initial supply or subsequent additional supply of power shall be made in the prescribed format in duplicate.Copies of the format of the application may be obtained from the local ofices of the GRIDCO free of cost. 2. The application after filling in shall be signed by the owner or the occupier with the consent of the owner of premises for which supply is required and shall be submitted at the local office of the engineer along with a fee,if any,prescribed by the licensee but not exceeding rupees twenty five only together with a sketch map of the premises and dsocumentary evidence of his ownership or occupation of the premises in question.Any assistance or information required for filing up the application may be obtained by the applicant from the local office of the engineer. 3. Notwithstanding anything mentioned above 4,the licensee may grant connection to the premises of any applicant,and the licensee's engineer may dispense with documentary evidence of lawful occupation of the premises at his discretion.In cases where such documentary evidence of lawful occupation of the premises is dispensed with,any documentary evidence regarding electricity connection or payment of bills raised by the licensee for consumption of electricity will not constitute evidence for the purpose of lawful occupation of the premises in any municipal record,revenue record or any court of law. Explanation: Any consumer who has been granted connection under this provision shall be deemed to be an occupier for the purposes of the licensee notwithstandsing that his occupation is found by any court, tribunal or other authority to be not bonafide or lawful. 4. All applications for supply of power shall be filed at least thirty days before the expected date of supply,where distribution mains have been laid and power supply commenced. In case of high tension service or service requiring extension of the licensee's distribution main,the prospective consumer shall submit his application not less than ninety days in advance provided that for contracting loads at HT or EHT in in excess of 5 MW up to 10 MW,application shall be made two years in advance and for contracting loads in excess of 10 MW three years in advance. 5. An applicant,who is not the owner of the premises occupied by him, shall execute an indemnity bond,indemnifying the licensee against any damages payable on account of any dispute arising out of supply of power to the premises. 6. When the applicant's premises have no frontage on a street and the service line from the licensee's mains has to go over or under the adjoining premises of any other person(whether or not the adjoining premises is owned jointly by the applicant and such other person) the applicant shall obtain at his own expense necessary way-leave,licence, sanction,or other right or interest from the adjoining owner or co-owner.The licensee shall not supply power until such way-leave, licence,sanction or other right or interest is obtained and produced. Any extra expenditure incurred in placing the service line in accordance with the terms of way leave,licence sanction or other right or interest obtained from the owner or co-owner shall be borne by the applicant. No way-leave,licence sanction or other right or interest once granted shall be cancelled or withdrawn,without giving six months notice by registered post to the engineer and the concerned consumer and a provision to this effect should be incorporated in the terms of the way leave,licence,sanction,or other right or interest arranged by the consumer and submitted to the licencee.The consumer may however arrange for alternative route,if any, to retain the supply of power. In all such cases the consumer shall bear the cost of diversion and other incidental expenses as may be estimated by the engineser. It shall not be incumbent on the licensee to asertain the validity or adequacy of the way-leave,licence,sanction or other right or interest obtained by the applicant. 7. The service connection to an applicant for industrial or commercial purpose may be given without prejudice to his liability to obtain permission or sanction, etc. from any other authority or body. 8. If the applicant in respect of an earlier agreement executed in his name or in the name of his spouse or in the name of a firm or company with which he was associated either as a partner, director or managing dsirector, is in arrears of electricity dues or other dues for the same premises payable to the licensee, the application for supply shall not be allowed by the engineer until the arrears are paid in full. 9. Applications for domestic or commercial purpose for a load demand of 3 KW or less within a radius of 0.9 Km. of the existing 11/0.4 KV or 33/0.4 KV sin-station shall be treated as viable and feasible. Viability and feasibility will be be examined in other cases. 10.(1) Within three days of receipt of the application for LT supply,three clear days notice shall be sent by the licensee to the applicant or to the licensed contractor acting on his behalf for the applicant or his representative to be present for the purpose of inspection of the premises and fixation of the point of entry of supply mains and and position of mains,cutouts or circuit breakers and meters. The licensee will in no casse fix meters and main cutouts nor will allow the same to remain in any position which entails entry of the licensee's employees into private or religious quarters. (2) The licensee shall respond to the applicantion for supply at HT within days stating whether the connection is feasible or not.If feasible, the licensee shall intimate voltage at which supply will be given and point of commencement of supply. (3) The licensee shall forward the application for supply at EHT to the transmission licensee within three days of its receipt for its further processing in terms of provisions in the Grid Code. The licensee shall obtain the final reply regarding feasibility from the transmission and Bulk Supply Licensee and communicate the same to the applicant within sixty working days of receipt of application. Estimate 11(1)(a)After the point of entry of the supply mains and the position of cut-outs or circuit breakers and meters have been settled as provided for in Regulation 12 above,the licensee shall supply to the applicant within a period of one week an estimate of the cost of carrying out the work along with security deposit required. The form of licensed contractors'completion and test report also shall be forwarded by the licensee to the applicant.Before the work of laying the service line is taken up,the applicant shall pay in full the cost of laying the service line as per estimate prepared by the engineer in accordance with the Indian Electricity Rule,1956. (b) If supply is requested at HT or at EHT, the licensee shall intimate the applicant the estimated charges and time required for providing new connectiion within sixty working days of notifying feasibility of supply as provided in Regulation 12 above.The form of licensed contractors' completion and test report also shall be forwarded by the licensee to the applicant. Before the work of laying the service line as per estimate prepared by the engineer in accordance with the Indian Electricity Rules,1956. (c) After the deposit has been duly made, orders for taking up the work shall be issued within a period of three days from the date of deposit. The amount deposited by the applicant shall be subsequently adjusted,if necessary, on compilation of the figures of the actual cost of the service lines. The balance amount,if any,shall be refunded to the consumer by way of adjustment in the first electricity bill.Any expenditure incurred in excess of the amount deposited by the applicant within fifteen days of demand. (2) Service lines for temporary connections shall be laid by the licensee where possible and the estimated cost for laying and removing such service lines together with estimated energy charge shall be paid by the licensee. (3) Where any difference or dispute arises as to the cost or fixing of the position of service lines, the matter shall be referred to the Electrical Inspector for decision. Licensee's Obligation to Supply 12.(1) The supply of power shall be made, if it is available in the system, technically feasible and remunerative as per the norms fixed by the licensee with the approval of the Commission and the applicant enters into an agreement in the Standard Agreement Form (Form No.1) or Form of Requisition (Form No.2) under Regulation 15 accepting the terms relating to tariff and other conditions of supply of the licensee. (2) In case the scheme of supply is not remunerative as above, the applicant shall be required to bear the portion of charges to make the scheme remunerative. (3) No additional power shall be supplied by licensee unless all arrear charges for the existing power supply have either been paid in full or paid in accordance with an instalment facility granted by the licensee for unconditionally paying the arrears within the stipulated time. Agreement. 13. Every person whose application for initial supply or subsequent additional supply of power has been processed by the licensee, shall before taking such supply execute an agreement in the standard format prerscribed in Form No.1 of this Code and will deposit security amount as may be prescribed by the licensee. In the case of non-remunerative schemes, portion of charges as indicated in Regulation 14(2), will also have to be deposited. Such agreement shall not be required for domestic and commercial consumers ands their applications for power supply in the form prescribed in Form No.2, if accepted, shall constitute the agreement between the licensee and the consumer. The duplicate copy of the application in Form No.2 shall be handed over to the applicant with endorsement of acceptance for his reference and record. 14. Whenever restriction on power supply is imposed by the State Government under sesction 22-B of the Indsian Electricity Act,1910 and power purchased from other States or agencis is supplied to the consumer on special request, a supplementary agreement shall be executed which shall remain in force for the period of such restriction. Deemed Termination of Agreement 15. If power supply to any consumer remains disconnecteds for a period of two months for non-payment of charges or dues or non-compliance of any direction issued under this Code. and no effective steps are taken by the consumer for removing the cause of disconnection and for restoration of power supply, the agreement of the licensee with the consumer for power supply shall be deemed to have been terminated on expiry of the said period of two months, without notice, provided the initial period of agreement is over. 16. On termination of the agreement, the licensee shall be competent to remove the service line and other installation for supply of power from the premises of the consumer. Record of Disconnection and Reconnection. 17. A record of disconnection and reconnection shall be maintained by the licensee. The licensee shall intimate the date of disconnection to the consumer within seven days of disconnection. Security Deposit 18. Any person entering into an agreement with the licensee for supply of power shall deposit such amount to cover charges for supply of two months or less as may be determined by the licensee from time to time for the relevant consumer category. In case of phased contract demand, the security deposit will be accordingly phased. Enhanced security deposit shall be payable thirty days prior to each scheduled enhanced demanmd. Provisions to this effect shall be incorporated in the agreement. 19. The security deposit shall be paid in cash or by Bank Draft. It may also be paid by cheque or by credit card, where specifically allowed by the licensee. 20. No interest shall be p ayable on the security deposit during the subsistence of the agreement unless otherwise decided by the licensee. 21. The security deposit shall be returned to the consumer only after the terminatin of the agreement and after adjustment of outstanding dues, if any, within a period of one month from the date of termination. In case of non-refund of such security deposit during the aforesaid period, it shall carry interest at the raste of 2% per month payable to the consumer. Before termination of the agreement, the licensee is entitled to adjust the whole or part of the security deposit towards arrears payable by the consumer. During continuation of the agreement, when the licensee adjusts the security deposit towards arrears, the consumer isd liable to make up the security deposit or the part of the security deposit so adjusted by the licensee. Service Line 22.(1) Upon compliance of all conditins including technical feasibility and viability, the licensee shall lay service line, portion of which up to a maximum distance of 30 metres from the nearest distribution mains upto a convenient point on the boundary of the applicant's property to which power is proposed to be supplied shall be free of cost. The proportionate cost of service line, poles and fittings, if any, in excess over the free lead of 30 metres shall be borne by the applicant; Provided that in case of temporary supply, the licensee's estimated cost of laying the line at the time of connection and removing of service line at the time of disconnection shall be borne by the applicant. (2) The main cut-outs or fuses shall be inserted and sealed by the licensee free of cost to the consumer. 23.(1) In case of a HT or EHT feeder directly taken to the consumer's premises for his exclusive use from the licensee's sub-station or from the transmission licensee, the metering arrangement shall be done at the consumer's premises or, if mutually agreed between the licensee and the consumer, at the licensee's sub-station itself. When the metering arrangements are installed in the consumer's premises, the position of the service cut-outs or circuit breakers and meters shall be so fixed as to permit easy access to the employees of the licensee at any time. (2) An applicant requiring high voltage or extra high voltage supply must provide and maintain at his expense a locked and weather-proof enclosure may be used by the applicant for his own metering equipment. 24. Where the shifting of the service line within the same premises is undertaken on the request of the consumes, the entire charge on account of shifting including the cost of additional materials if any shall be borne by the consumer and shall be payable within fifteen days of licensee's demand. In other cases, where shifting is necessary in public interest or for convenience of the licensee, the consumer shall extend full co-operation but shall not be required to pay any charges. 25. The entire service line, notwithstanding that a portion thereof has been paid for by the consumer, shall be the property of the licensee and shall be maintained by the licensee who shall always have the right to use it for the supply of energy to any other person unless the line has been provided for the exclusive use of the consumer through any special arrangement agreed to in writing. Point of Supply 26. Unless otherwise agreed to, the supply shall be at a single point at the out-going terminals of the licensee, that is, (a) Cut-outs or circuit breakers in the case of low tension consumesrs, and (b) Control switch gear or circuit breaker or high tension fuses that may be installed in the licensee's or consumer's premises as mutually agreed in the case of high tension or extra high tension consumers subject to provisions of this code. Wiring on Consumer's Premises 27.(1) For the protection of the consumer and the public it is necessary that the wiring on the consumer's premises should conform to the Indian Electricity Rules,1965 and the rules of the insurance company with which the building may have been insured amd will be carried out by a licensed contractor. The material used for wiring shall comply with the standards laid down in that behalf by the Bureau of Indian standards or equivalent. As soon as the applicant's licensed contrctor completes the wiring and other electrical installation in the premises,the applicant shall submit to the licensee, the contractor's completion and test report. (2) As required by Rule 45 for the Indian Electricity Rules,1956,no electrical installation work including addition, alteration,repairs and adjustments to existing installations, except such replacement of lamps, fans, fuses, switches, low voltage domestic appliance and fittings as in no way alter the capacity and the character of the installation, shall be carried out within the premises of any consumer or owner for the purpose of supply of energy to such consumer or owner,except by a contractor licenced by the appropriate authority in this behalf and under the direct supervision of a person holding a certificate of competency issued or recognised by the appropriate authority. Any person committing a breach of Rule 45 of the Indian Electricity Rules,1956 shall render himself liable to punishment under Ryle 139 of the said Rule.
AVAILABILITY OF POWER. The State has surplus 430 MW. of Electricity. District -wise GRIDCO Sub-Station with Capacity has been indicated below:- SL. NAME OF THE DISTRICT. NAME OF GRID SUB-STATION. CAPACITY IN MVA. NO. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 2 3 4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. DHENKANAL. 1.Dhenkanal 40 2.Angul 40 3.Chainpal 45 4.Kamakshya Nagar 25 2. CUTTACK. 1.Bidanasi 80 2.Cuttack 60 3.Paradeep 32.5 4.Nuapatna 25 5.Jagatsinghpur 25 6.Kendrapara 45 7.Choudwar 52.5 8.Patamundei 25 9.Jajpur Road 40 10.Duburi 45 11.Jajpur Town 25 12.Kalarang 25 3. P U R I 1.Khurda 60 2.Nayagarh 40 3.Puri 63 4.Chandaka 80 5.Bhubaneswar 80 6.Ranisinghapur 80 7.Balugaon 32.5 8.Nimapada 25 4. BALASORE 1.Balasore 72.5 2.Bhadrak 60 3.Soro 25 4.Jaleswar 25 5. GANJAM 1.Bhanjanagar 25 2.Aska 40 3.Berhampur 85 4.Chhatrapur 40 5.Mohana 17.5 6.Ganjam 25 6. PHULBANI 1.Phulbani 15 7. KORAPUT 1.Theruvali 17.5 2.Rayagada 37.5 3.Jayanagar 32.5 4.Sunabeda 50 5.Tentulikhunti 25 8. KALAHANDI 1.Kesinga 40 2.Khariar 12.5 9. BALANGIR 1.Bolangir 40 2.Khariar 12.5 10. SAMBALPUR 1.Sambalpur 63 2.Baragarh 40 3.Jharsuguda 22.5 4.Hirakud 5 5.Brajarajnagar 72.5 11. SUNDARGARH 1.Rourkela 140 2.Chend 80 3.Rajgangpur 40 12. KEONJHAR 1.Joda 62.5 2.Palasapanga 37.5 3.Tensa 10 4.Barjamada 12.5 13. MAYURBHANJA 1.Baripada 63 2.Rairangapur 25